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A Dream of Passion (1978)

Kravgi gynaikon (original title)
R | | Drama | August 1978 (USA)
Melina Mercouri plays an actress who is attempting a comeback with a staging of the Greek tragedy "Medea" (about a woman who kills her children) in her native Greece. As a publicity stunt, ... See full summary »

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Maya / Medea
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Brenda Collins
Andréas Voutsinas ...
Kostas
Despo Diamantidou ...
Maria
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Dimitris / Jason
Giannis Voglis ...
Edward
Faidon Georgitsis ...
Ronny
Betty Valassi ...
Margaret
Andreas Filippides ...
Stathis
Irene Emirza ...
Diana
Panos Papaioannou ...
Manos
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Kostas Arzoglou ...
Bible Student
Savvas Axiotis ...
Soundman
Katerina Bourlou
Foteini Filosofou
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Melina Mercouri plays an actress who is attempting a comeback with a staging of the Greek tragedy "Medea" (about a woman who kills her children) in her native Greece. As a publicity stunt, she arranges a meeting with an American woman (Ellen Burstyn) who is serving a prison term for killing her own children. Features Mercouri performing "Medea" in the original, intercut with Burstyn narrating her crime.

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Opulent, gripping
24 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the best film Ellen Burstyn ever did. Mercouri, Dassin, etc., dazzle. The retelling of Medea is unbelievably powerful, astoundingly complex. A classic for the ages, but not a film for airheads. The scenery is breathtaking, particularly the part filmed in an old Greek theatre.


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